Friday, 21 November 2014

Buxus sempervirens

                                                  Wood engraving on boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

                                                  Small wood engraving on boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

                                                                          size: 3,6 x 2,9 cm


                                                            the idea               and             the project

Saturday, 12 April 2014

How to use a wooden carved butter stamp

Wooden carved butter stamp

Boxwood block of diameter 4 cm

Printing a hand carved Butter Stamp.

                                    1- Refrigerate the butter for 30 minutes. This helps to keep it from sticking in the mold.                                               2- Smooth the butter with the flat surface of a knife. 3- cover with cling film.  


Monday, 2 December 2013

Spiral line engraving

                                      Inspired by the copper engraving of Claude Mellan, "Face of Christ"  1649

                                                        height: 428.000  X  315.000 mm width

                                                                 diameter block 4,6 cm

transferring the image


Monday, 25 November 2013

VOGUE Wood Engraver

link to: wood engraver backstage

2nd classified Leonardo Garofalo    IV Novadea Photo Contest
link to: ConcorsoFotografico-serie/garofalo Associazione NOVADEA - DEAGOSTINI


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Wood Engraving after the affresco "Papa Loene Magno ferma Attila" Raffaello - Stanza di Eliodoro, Palazzo Vaticano.

Spoon Hand-printed wood engraving

"Let the Wood be Your Guide" is displayed at the

76th Annual Exhibition of The Society of Wood Engravers




Jacob de Gheyn II (1565-1629) Prancing horse

My interpretation adapted to the woodblock's shape

Anonymous Drawing 

Stanza di Eliodoro nel Vaticano. Incontro di Leone Magno e Attila

                                                     Always remember to sharpen the burin before
                                                                  starting the engraving work

The drawing is always transferred in reverse

I use a  very hard sharp pencil to transfer the drawing 
on the woodblock and not a pen because this
could leave light scratches on its surface 

In this way I avoid to have a second layer of Carbon paper
 between the photocopy and the woodblock and 
I obtain thinner and more discernable lines

I use typography ink which dries very fast 
and remains well fixed on the wood block

                                                                   Hard end-grain boxwood